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Play Ball! MLB heats up with full slate of openers

After a brutal winter of arctic blasts and blustery snowstorms, baseball is ready to heat up Monday with its first full slate of games this season.

Last Updated on Monday, 31 March 2014

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MLB uses expanded replay 1st time, call confirmed

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Major League Baseball has used expanded replay for the first time, and the umpire's call was confirmed in a game between the Chicago Cubs and Pittsburgh Pirates.

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Outdoors Insider, with Dale Sunderlin: Winterkill possible as ice retreats

The Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) is reminding people that fish kills may be common in ponds and small lakes as the ice and snow of the past few months gives way to spring.

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A Don McCormack column: Another season is upon us

Paying a Monday morning — Cleveland Indians-heavy — visit to the variety store...

Tribe time

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Pacers stumble again, lose 90-76 to Cavs

CLEVELAND (AP) — Sitting in the last chair on Indiana's bench, David West stared straight ahead, unable to look at the court.

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Defending champ Cards open against depleted Reds

CINCINNATI (AP) — No waiting for one of the NL Central's longstanding rivalries to resume. The Cardinals and Reds can start playing their annual game of look-who's-in-first right from the first pitch.

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In a century at Wrigley, innovations abound

CHICAGO (AP) — It's hard to think of Wrigley Field as anything but a place of heartbreak — a place where fans wait, season after season, for an elusive World Series title that never comes.

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Fearsome Final Foursome headed to North Texas

Florida had not been to the Final Four since all those future first-round draft picks were in Gainesville. Wisconsin and coach Bo Ryan had never been.

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